While PlayStation 4 had a stellar year in 2015 with it comes to new software releases, a lot of great titles ended up getting lost in the shuffle. Below, you can find our list of the top 10 overlooked 2015 PlayStation 4 games that are worth checking out.
10. Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence
Sphere of Influence is the result of 30 years of Koei Tecmo working on Nobunaga’s Ambition games. Newcomers can expect to play as a warlord during the feudal period of Japan. You can choose to form alliances or engage in all out wars. The gameplay has been streamlined based on feedback from fans while new edit features also add more customizations. Thus, Sphere of Influence is a good place to jump into the franchise.
You can purchase Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence, which was released on September 1st, on Amazon with this link.
9. Samurai Warriors 4-II
Samurai Warriors 4-II is an enhanced version of Samurai Warriors 4, adding Naomasa Ii as a playable character as well as bringing back the survival mode. The development team also made some tweaks to the gameplay based on feedback from the first game, making the latest release easily the best installment in the hack-and-slash series so far. Musou fans, especially those interested in Japanese history, should definitely check out 4-II.
Samurai Warriors 4-II, which came out on the 29th of September, is available for purchase here.
8. Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess
Another overlooked enhanced game is Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess. The new version adds a new playable character, named Velguirie, via the 100 new missions in the quest mode. Not to mention that there are also new stages and traps to check out as well. Along with including of Blood Ties, The Nightmare Princess has more than enough content to keep gamers engage in the fun trap-setting experience.
Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess was released for the PS4 last year on July 14th. Buy the enhanced version with this link.
7. One Piece Pirate Warriors 3
The One Piece Pirate Warriors series has quietly remained one of the best Musou franchises. In the third mainline installment, playable characters such as Luffy and Zoro have more attacks to work with. Support characters can now be summoned on the battlefield as well. Needless to say, One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 is easily the best entry of the game series and one that fans of the anime should not miss out on.
You can order One Piece Pirate Warriors 3, which launched on August 25th, with this page.
6. Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair
The remastered port of Earth Defense Force 2025 manages to fix the graphical issues of the original as it now supports 1080p resolution while running at 60 frames per second. Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair also comes with 50 percent more content. If you are looking for a good co-op game, then you should check out the latest EDF release as it will provide you with hours of entertainment fighting against giant bugs and other monsters.
You can buy Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair, which came out on December 8, here.
5. Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance
The Disgaea series is always packed with content that offer hundreds of hours of playtime. The latest installment, Alliance of Vengeance, expands on the addicting strategy role-playing elements with new attacks, such as fusion skills, in addition to increasing the number of characters on screen to100 (compared to just 10 from the previous entries). Thus, the sequel is the biggest and deepest yet in this often overlooked series.
You can buy Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance, which came out on October 6th, with this link.
4. The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition
The Talos Principle is a thought-provoking puzzle game that take places from a first-person perspective. The game’s strong narrative will make you want to push ahead even if you end up being stuck in a particular section. The PlayStation 4 Delxue Edition also comes with the Road to Gehenna expansion, which adds even more value to the already content-packed package. If you enjoy Portal and the Witness, make sure to give Talos Principle a shot as well.
The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition, which launched on October 13th, can be bought with this page.
3. Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below
The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below is the first of multiple Dragon Quest games coming out for the PS4. This spin-off action role-playing game combines many elements from the role-playing series with Musou gameplay. Not to mention that fans will be able to play as some of their favorite characters from the mainline releases. Even if you aren’t a fan of the JRPG franchise, the game (which is already getting a sequel) should turn you into one.
Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below was released on October 13th. You can purchase the action role-playing game here.
2. Toukiden: Kiwami
Toukiden is an very underrated monster hunting game where you get to team up with friends to fight against mythical Japanese creatures. The enhanced version, Kiwami, added plenty of contents (including new additional story missions) to the already massive game. Not to mention that the PlayStation 4 iteration comes with improve graphics when compared to the PSP and Vita release. If you always wanted to jump into the monster hunting genre, you should definitely give Toukiden a try.
You can order Toukiden: Kiwami, which launched last year on the 31st of March, with this link.
1. Tearaway Unfolded
The original Tearaway is already a great game due to its creative use of paper craft in multiple gameplay aspects along with a charming world to explore. In the PlayStation 4 release, the development team at Media Molecule took full advantage of the unique features of the DualShock 4, PlayStation Camera and even microphone. Not to mention that the graphics have been enhanced while new areas were also added in the console port. If you missed out on the original Vita game, make sure you check out the criminally overlooked Tearaway Unfolded for PlayStation 4.
Tearaway Unfolded came out on September 8th in North America. Purchase the adventure-platformer game with this page.As you can see above, the PlayStation 4 have some great games released in 2015 that were overlooked by the masses. So make sure to check out the aforementioned software products if you haven’t done so already.